Cranfield University

United Kingdom

About the University

Cranfield University is a English postgraduate public research university with campuses in Cranfield, Bedfordshire and Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. 

Originally established as the College of Aeronautics in 1946, the campus is unique in that it incorporates the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham and also is home to its own semi-operational airport, Cranfield Airport, and its own aircraft used for teaching and research.


Campus Life

Accommodation at Cranfield University is available on-campus on a first-come-first-served basis. There is also private accommodation in local towns and villages at an affordable price.

The university is home to its own airport, extensive sports and recreation facilities and an adjoining Technology Park, which is home to nearly 60 science, technology and knowledge-based businesses.

Student life

The Students' Union runs the main student bar, cafe and shop on the Cranfield Campus. The university has a student newspaper too, named Entropy.  

Cranfield has a wealth of shops and pubs, and is only a short journey from the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes.


Nader Al-Dahabi (former Prime Minister of Jordan), Warren East (CEO of Rolls-Royce), Samer Majali (Former CEO of Royal Jordanian Airlines), John McFarlane (Executive Chairman of Barclays), Lara Morgan (Founder of Company Shortcuts)

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